Which SAS Controller should I buy

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New Member
Aug 2, 2022
Right now I’m trying to erase 2 SAS drives but I came to the problem that I can’t just use a adaptor from SATA to SAS and plug it into my pc. So now I’m trying to find a SAS controller so I can plug it in to my pc and erase them. I’m new to server so I don’t know what type of controller I need. also the cable u need?

the drives I’m trying to erase are 2
Dell ST300MM0078

also the cable u need?


cat lover server enthusiast
Jul 7, 2016
If you want the SAS drives to just appear as individual drives, you'll want an HBA SAS controller. If you want to use them in a hardware RAID array, you'll need a RAID SAS controller.

If you want an HBA SAS controller, watch this video for a comparison of options:

If you need SAS/SATA cables to go with the HBA card, watch SAS cable guide video here:

Hope that helps!